1932 Ford Highboy

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1932 Ford Highboy

It’s a dream for some to display a car in the SEMA Show – the time it takes to get the car there can be expensive and stressful, but it could be an extremely rewarding experience. Some cars are built to demonstrate various products, and are borrowed from private owners by the brands, while others are built by aftermarket companies specifically to show for the exposure.

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The turbos are exposed and set above the headlights

At the conclusion of the show, the borrowed cars are returned to their owners, but I’ve always wondered about what happens to the aftermarket-company cars built for SEMA.  Some cars can have new products swapped out and get displayed again, while others occasionally come up for sale.

The Pick of the Day, a 1932 Ford Highboy offered by a dealer in Ohio, was built for the 2012 SEMA show.  The custom build features two Turbonetics billet GTK turbos attached to the 5.3-liter V8 aluminum engine block, rated to produce more than 500 horsepower.

The bright-red street rod currently has an odometer reading of 275 miles, according to the listing on ClassicCars.com.

Engine modifications include a Holley Hi Ram intake and 90mm fuel-injection throttle bodies, with electronic ignition, while power is placed to the ground with a set of 305-width, 22-inch tires on a set of chrome Raceline wheels, with 20-inch wheels and low-profile tires up front, and a Turbo 350 automatic transmission, the listing says.

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The roadster features Heidts Superide independent front suspension and four-link rear suspension, along with other highlights such as the Teas Designs red bench seat with Schroth seatbelts, Raceline Burst billet steering wheel and a custom audio system.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan